27 May 2018
By Elaine Murphy
The Ryan Tubridy Show has joined forces once again this year with Fáilte Ireland, as part of its ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ marketing campaign. Over the next four days the RTE Radio 1 show will broadcast live on the Wild Atlantic Way, including a stop in the vibrant town of Clonakilty (Monday 28th) from Emmet Square, then on to Kenmare (Tuesday 29th), Roundstone (Wednesday 30th) and Ballina (Thursday 31st). The tour is known as ‘Tubs on the Wild Atlantic Way’ and will broadcast live in each location from 9 – 10am each morning.
While in Clonakilty, Ryan will be interviewing some local tourism businesses from the surrounding area and engaging in a number of activities that are available to visitors who come to West Cork. Included are whale and dolphin watching with Mark Gannon, Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre; visiting the spectacular Inchydoney Beach; taking the ferry to visit the beautiful Garnish Island, to learn about the historic links between the newly refurbished Bryce House on Garnish Island and Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell – Irish politician and statesman.
Fáilte Ireland is encouraging everyone to come out and attend the broadcasts. The arrival of the popular RTE Radio 1 show is much anticipated and Fáilte Ireland’s Head of the Wild Atlantic Way, Miriam Kennedy, who herself will be interviewed by Ryan, said –
“Spectators coming down to watch the broadcast in Clonakilty can expect to see plenty of festivities, interviews, live music as well as hear about local tourism highlights. We are encouraging everyone to come on down and join in the fun and discover ways to ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ through the airwaves.”
“Ryan Tubridy is a fantastic ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way and he can really get across to his listeners what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about and how it captures people’s imagination. This is the fifth consecutive year the show has chosen to experience the Wild Atlantic Way and we are delighted to be supporting it.”
The Irish domestic market is a very important component of the tourism sector, delivering an estimated 4.8m holiday trips in Ireland in 2017 with an estimated €1.13bn generated by domestic holidays. Total nights spent on domestic leisure trips last year was estimated at 14 million with Irish residents accounting just over half (52%) of all hotel nights in Ireland in 2017.
Check out our Wild Atlantic Way website for Unmissable Wild Atlantic Way Festivals and see link to the annual Clonakilty street carnival.
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